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Cuba's Agriculture: Collapse and Economic Freedom

Published date 1998-10-01
Author William Kost
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Cuba has responded in part to its current economic crisis by beginning to open the economy to market forces and to pursue more open trade with the other countries in the region. From the perspective of land area, population, and agricultural production, Cuba dominates the Caribbean. If Cuba chooses to join the global market economy, its economic influence could significantly increase. If U.S.-Cuba trade opens, Cuba has the potential to become a new source for U.S. agricultural and food imports, a destination for U.S. investment, a major market for U.S. exports as well as a competitor for U.S. producers (particularly those in Florida), and an attraction for U.S. tourists.

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ECLAC publication